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Status:Preliminary
Date:Thursday 26 March 2009
Type:Silhouette image of generic T134 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Tupolev Tu-134AK
Operator:Russian Air Force
Registration: RA-65981
MSN: 63250
First flight: 1980
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Dolinsk-Sokol Air Base (   Russia)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Dolinsk-Sokol Air Base, Russia
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
A Tupolev 134AK transport plane, registered RA-95981 and operated by the Russia Air Force, sustained substantial damage in a runway excursion accident.
The airplane, the personal aircraft of the commander of the Far Eastern Military District, entered a snow flurry during the takeoff from Dolinsk-Sokol.
The pilot decided to abort the takeoff, but the aircraft overshot the runway. The nose gear separated and the left wing was damaged in the accident.

Classification:
Rejected takeoff
Runway excursion

Sources:
» Scramble 367
» Soviet Transports


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Tupolev Tu-134

  • 725 built
  • 73rd loss
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